I once thought the Beatles were smoking some interesting stuff when they belted out “All you need is love.” Love is a damn powerful thing, I will admit it, but come on… can it really be all you need? I don’t know about you but there was a time in life when all I needed was a glass of wine/beer and my couch. My, my how times change. I still need my couch but not to curl up on and drink a glass of wine/beer. Who has time for wine/beer and who can risk the hangover (not to mention I’m pregnant so it really is not an option). Now my couch is so much more: it as a babysitter for the my little TV watchers when Mommy and Daddy just need a break, a receptacle for all things that my babies spill or wipe on it (you don’t even wanna know!), a cover for all the fun snacks that lurk beneath it, my husband’s favorite place to sleep, and the place where Mommy sits for 1 hour each night while she regroups what little bit of her sanity is left. Note: do this for yourself every day, sit and enjoy just sitting watching TV or something equally mindless. It is good for the soul! OH, how I love the time I spend on that mighty brown leather couch. Maybe I will sing my own song “All you need is a couch.. bum bum bah da bum.” Yup, I did it. I have officially written something that will make people think I am totally off my rocker. And maybe I am… but the real point here is that sometimes it’s the simple things in life that give us comfort. I used to take comfort in knowing what was going to happen each and every day and in having a plan, but life is not so predictable anymore and I don’t think it ever will be again. And that is ok (or so I keep telling myself). So now I try to take comfort in whatever I can. Even if life is upside down and sideways I will always have my trusty couch and the image of my girl in pink shades.
~ Written by a very tired pregnant woman~
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